David Cairns, FCA

David Cairns provides consulting and training services on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and has authored several authoritative texts on IFRS. He was the secretary-general of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) from 1985 to 1994 and is a member of the IASB's Working Group on Accounting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities. He is a member of the UK's Financial Reporting Review Panel and is Visiting Professor in Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the IASC, Mr. Cairns was a partner in Stoy Hayward (now BDO Stoy Hayward) and chairman of the firm's international accounting and auditing committee. He has also worked for Société Générale, Black and Decker, Carlsberg and Pannell Kerr Forster. In 1995, he was appointed OBE for his services to the accountancy profession.